Inclement weather didn’t dampen the determination of the participants at the Radio People and Meridian Community College Career Expo and Job Fair.
Nearly 250 people came to MCC’s Tommy E. Dulaney Center to the fair on Thursday, April 4, for this 17th annual event that allowed the employer and potential employee to meet. Thirty-eight vendors also participated.
“The feedback was favorable,” said Shannon Coleman, WIOA case manager, and coordinator of the fair for the College. Gigi South, general manager of The Radio People, echoed Coleman adding, “the turn-out has been great. This event is good for the community,” she added.
MCC alumna Angelia Partridge came to the career fair to meet potential employers; she also applied for a position at Vital Care Home Infusion Services. “It’s been beneficial to see what the community has to offer in potential careers,” she said.
Vital Care Director of Human Resources Deena L. Crane sees the job fair as a win-win for all. “We’ve been in this community for 30-plus years. We want to support the community here and those who can add to the community,” she added.
Photo: Angelia Partridge, left, talks to Deena L. Crane, director of human resources for Vital Care Inc., during the 17th Annual Radio People and Meridian Community College Career Expo and Job Fair.